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Farm update

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Things are speeding right along!  The nicer weather has helped us catch up and get tons done in the field and our covered fields (aka Greenhouses!)

In the field we have planted: Peas, lettuces, kale, sweet onions, summer cabbages.

In the covered fields we have planted: Heirloom tomatoes, beets, turnips, radishes, salad mix & bok choy!

Ben has been busy plowing, the men have been weeding the garlic and strawberries and chores this week include laying down our organic straw on the strawberries.

We plan to be back at market on May 7th (Evergreen Brickworks Market) and May 12th (Dufferin Grove Market). Maybe May 5th for Dufferin - check our social media leading up to the date. 
A special early treat this year is overwintered KALE!  We didn't plan for this, didn't mulch it, the weather conditions turned out to be just right and our beloved Darkibor Green Curly Kale is growing back beautifully!! Look for it on May 7th at Brickworks and at Dufferin Grove too of course!
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Seedlings now for sale!

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We've shipped out a nice selection of early seedlings to Evergreen's Brickworks Garden Market just off the Don Valley in Toronto.  Also The Big Carrot on the Danforth has some of our seedling treats too!

At Brickworks you'll find our:  Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Pak Choi, Cauliflower, Swiss Chard, TONS of beautiful Kales, Beets, Arugula etc!

At The Big Carrot you'll find our: Big Cilantro Pots, big Swiss Chard Pots and big Salad Mix pots!

**Coming soon (weekend before Victoria Day weekend in May) to both locations soon are our awesome HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!!

We grow all our seedlings from seed here on farm.  They are all certified organic and all the soils and fish ferts we use are approved for certified organic growing.  The profits of the sale of these seedlings enables us to help with our farm start up costs.  Nothing better than buying seedlings from the actual veggie farmers that grow your food!  

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Dealing with the crazy spring weather!

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We know that April is a volatile weather month.  So unpredictable. Last week the family went to Easter breakfast wearing winter coats.  By the afternoon my 1 year old was outside going barefoot in the grass for the first time this season - sun was out and hot.  Now, exactly one week later there has been more freezing rain and snow covers the ground.  Temps hovering around -5 degrees C.  Oye.  But, we roll along here and just ignore it all!!
The cost of running the furnace is offset by the custom grow we do, so this is always a good feeling going to bed while the furnaces keep humming away. We use every square inch of greenhouse space to the max of either our own field crops or seedlings for buyers.
The heirloom tomatoes are awesome!  This example above will be hardened off and shortly planted directly into the soil in our 'covered fields' (aka greenhouse #1 and #2).  This allows us to offer the late June early July tomatoes we offer at market.
The kale, onions, cow pots with …